The prevention policy
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All employers are required to implement a policy in their company to promote the well-being of workers in the performance of their work. This policy is based on the principle of risk analysis . More information on this subject can be found on our BeSWIC website:
A risk analysis allows the employer to develop the appropriate preventive measures to:
- eliminate dangers;
- prevent harm;
- limit harm .
The prevention policy must not focus only on the traditional risks to the health and safety of workers (such as the risks resulting from the use of dangerous machines or chemicals). It must also cover psychosocial risks at work.
The aim of the legislation is to encourage companies to consider the dangers present in the company and take preventive measures at the collective level to prevent harm being caused to the health of workers.
Individual procedures only take place when collective prevention has not worked.
- Firstly, with the prevention advisor of the internal and/or external service for prevention and protection at work.
- Secondly, with the competent regional directorate for Supervision of Well-being at Work.
- Questions on the interpretation of the legislation: in writing to the Directorate-General for Humanisation of Labour.